Any IEEE member, volunteer, or IEEE organizational unit may use these forms to submit a New Initiative Proposal to the IEEE New Initiatives Committee (NIC). IEEE staff groups require a volunteer champion or an operational unit as a co-sponsor. Typical New Initiatives are expected to require US$100,000 or more for a 12-month period. However, any project proposed to the New Initiatives Committee with a total budget exceeding US$40,000 will be considered a New Initiative and expected to be submitted on the following New Initiative Forms.
A New Initiative Proposal will identify potential new and/or different IEEE programs, products, or services that will provide significant benefit to IEEE members, the public, the technical community, or customers, or which could have lasting impact on IEEE and/or its business processes. Initiatives must be of strategic importance and demonstrate a clear benefit to IEEE.
The seed grant is designed for potentially small-scale and/or high-risk proposals where relatively small amounts of funding are required to get started. Seed grants are limited to projects that require funding of US$40,000 or less. Seed grants must also demonstrate a clear benefit to IEEE, its members, the public, the technical community, or customers.
Download IEEE Seed Grant Proposal Form (DOC, 76 KB)
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Last updated: 3 January 2017